The importance of smiling

Woman SmilingEveryone could do with a bit of cheering up every now and then, so with research suggesting that all we need to do is smile, maybe it’s time to invest in your smile with cosmetic dentistry. It could improve not just the look of your smile, but also increase your self-confidence. Smiling, laughing and positive thinking have been proven to have a number of health benefits to both mind and body. Ensuring you have a confident smile is the task of cosmetic dentistry, which is available at many modern dental practices, including Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham.

Reasons to smile

Stress has been linked to several health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. To smile and laugh is known to reduce stress. When you laugh, your body releases endorphins. These are the brain chemicals that make us feel happy. They are also a natural pain and stress reliever.

Laughing also reduces levels of stress hormones and gives us a quick burst of energy. A hearty laugh can be beneficial to the lungs, boost immunity and can even burn off calories.

It is important to not let the condition of your teeth put you off from smiling. Although, this is sometimes easier said than done. Even if we make sure we brush twice a day and floss regularly, sometimes our smiles can let us down. Hereditary conditions or accidents are beyond our control and can affect the confidence needed to smile. There are a range of cosmetic dental treatments that can help improve the look of your teeth and so create a healthier looking smile. One such treatment is white fillings.

Natural-looking fillings

If your silver fillings are effecting your confidence a simple and affordable form of cosmetic dentistry is to replace them with white fillings. They can be used in the front or the back of the mouth and a natural-looking way to restore strength and function to damaged teeth. Your dentist will build up cracked or chipped teeth with a white filing to restore each tooth to its original look and feel. They can also be used to close gaps, reshape uneven or short teeth and fill cavities caused by tooth decay.